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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Communities United Institute

2010 Positions on Economic Justice

State Office District Name Party Rating
Tom Ammiano 100%
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 35 Steven Bradford Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
Joe Coto 100%
Mike Eng 100%
Mike Feuer 100%
Paul Fong 100%
Mary Hayashi 100%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 100%
Mark Leno 100%
Carol Liu 100%
Bonnie Lowenthal 100%
Ira Ruskin 100%
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 100%
Sandré Swanson 100%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Mariko Yamada 100%
Mike Davis 99%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 99%
Dean Florez 99%
Dave Jones 99%
Christine Kehoe 99%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 99%
Fiona Ma 99%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 99%
Fran Pavley 99%
Juan Arambula 98%
Charles Calderon 98%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 98%
Roger Hernandez 98%
Pedro Nava 98%
John Pérez 98%
Lori Saldaña 98%
Jose Solorio 98%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield 97%
Ellen Corbett 97%
Hector De La Torre 97%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 97%
Noreen Evans 97%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 97%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 97%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 97%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 97%
Gloria Romero 97%
CA State Senate 9 Nancy Skinner Democratic 97%
CA Mayor At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 97%
Lois Wolk 97%
Martin Block 96%
Mike Gatto 96%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 96%
CA State Senate 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. Democratic 96%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 96%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 96%
Leland Yee 96%
Amina Carter 95%
Loni Hancock 95%
Elaine Alquist 94%
Joan Buchanan 94%
Denise Ducheny 94%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 94%
Isadore Hall III 94%
Manuel Pérez 94%
Roderick Wright 94%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 93%
CA State Assembly 30 Anna Caballero Democratic 92%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 91%
Warren Furutani 91%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 46 Lou Correa Democratic 87%
Ron Calderon 86%
Alyson Huber 84%
Tony Strickland 62%
Mike Villines 61%
Jenny Oropeza 60%
Nathan Fletcher 59%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 58%
Danny Gilmore 58%
Patricia Wiggins 58%
Tom Harman 56%
Audra Strickland 56%
Robert Huff 55%
Brian Nestande 55%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 54%
Cameron Smyth 54%
Van Tran 54%
Mark Wyland 54%
Bill Berryhill 53%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 53%
Connie Conway 52%
Samuel Aanestad 51%
Anthony Adams 51%
Roy Ashburn 51%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 50%
CA Supervisor 4 Curt Hagman 50%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 49%
Robert Dutton 49%
Martin Garrick 49%
Dan Logue 49%
Jim Silva 49%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 48%
Charles DeVore 48%
Roger Niello 48%
David Cogdill 47%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 47%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 47%
Chris Norby 47%
George Runner, Jr. 47%
Diane Harkey 45%
Dennis Hollingsworth 44%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 44%
Jeff Miller 44%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 37%
Sam Blakeslee 15%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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